Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

  • What is PBIS?

    The Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) system is an evidence-based approach for creating a common vision of behavioral expectations through consistent language and practices among staff and students. The system allows the school to develop supports to address the needs of ALL the members of the school community.

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    Why PBIS?

    The result is increased positive teaching and learning environments. An environment of success will benefit from positive results such as:

    • Increased instructional time
    • Increased academic performance
    • Increased attendance
    • Decreased time out of class
    • Reduction in problem behavior
    • Improved organizational efficiency
    • Reduction in staff turnover
    • Reduction in teacher reported bullying behavior and peer rejection
    • Systems to prevent vs a "wait to fail" approach
  • PBIS is a natural fit for Winchester Public Schools.  The core of PBIS aligns to our Strategic Plan:

    • Socially Responsible
    • Empowered and Prepared
    • Authentically Engaged
    • Passionate and Inquisitive
    • Effective Communicators